Ms. Susan M. Soliven
After various teaching assignments in the Philippines, Susan worked as a Manager with the ASEAN Timber Technology Center (ATTC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for about nine years. Upon her return to the Philippines, Susan worked with a certification body as Management System Lead Auditor and Tutor on Quality and Environmental Management Systems. After which, Susan joined some colleagues in founding a group that provides consulting, training and auditing services in management system standards and played a prominent role in establishing it as one of the leading companies in this field in the country. Challenged to provide better services to the industry, Susan divested her shares with the company and founded the Synergized Macro Solutions, Inc (SMS). At SMS, Susan is a Lead Consultant on ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001/ ISO 45001, SA 8000, ISO 22000 and ISO/ IEC 27001 Standards.
Susan is a registered Lead Auditor with the following registration bodies:
- International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA), Registration No. A011472
- European Quality Certification Institute (EQCI), Registration No. 256
- Japan Registration of Certificated Auditors (JRCA), Registration No. A2576
- Bureau of Products Standard (BPS), Registration No. QA-036
- Registered EMS Lead Auditor with SAS, Switzerland
- Philippine EMS Auditors Registry
In addition, Susan is also a qualified/ accredited Lead Auditor/ Auditor with the following Certification Bodies:
- ABS Quality Evaluations Management System Certification (ISO 9001)
- Anglo-Japanese American Registrars, Inc (ISO 14001)
- Dets Norske Veritas (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001)
- Japan Audit and Certification Organization (ISO 14001)
- SGS Philippines, Inc (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001)
- TÜV SÜD Philippines, Inc (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, SA 8000)
- Underwriters Laboratories (ISO 14001)
Susan has been one of the first registered and approved lead auditors and tutors for Environmental Management System (EMS) in the country. She is also one of the pioneers in the integration of management systems. Since 1998, she has led to successful certification including the integrated management systems and environment, health and safety management systems (ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards) of Amkor Technology, Airlift Asia, Asian Development Bank, Bulacan State University, Holcim Philippines, DDT Konstract, Dole Philippines, First Sumiden Circuits, EEI Corporation, GBH Power Resources, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, Light Rail Manila Corporation, Maynilad Water Services, Megawide Construction, Meralco, Optodev, Pilipinas Kao, Philippine Carabao Center, Shangri-La Hotels, SunPower Philippines, Whiteport, Southern Luzon State University, Toshiba Information Equipment Philippines and Vishay Philippines.
Susan has applied her consulting, training and auditing skills in various Asian countries, i.e., Philippines, Taiwan, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and China. Her consulting, training and auditing experiences include the following industries: education, semiconductors and electronics, food products and beverages, hotels and restaurants, chemicals, petrochemicals, mining, cement and quarrying, steel and wire/ cable, furniture and fixture manufacturing, manning/ shipping agencies, construction, etc.
Susan holds Bachelor of Science and Master’s Degrees in Forestry from the University of the Philippines, Los Baños. She is also an Associate of the Institute of Wood Science, and the Institute of Quality Assurance in the UK. She is a member of the Evaluation Committee in the Philippine EMS Auditors Registry and used to be the President of the Philippine Environmental Auditors Registration Association (PEARA).
Mr. Vladimir T. Soliven
Vlad is the Operations Manager of the company and the Lead Consultant of some of the consulting projects. He is a Registered Nurse with hands-on experiences in the establishment and implementation of integrated management systems and LEED in a manufacturing set-up. As EHS Support Staff for ISO Management System Certification, LEED and other EHS-related works (incident-and-injury-free program, workplace safety, emergency preparedness, safety audits, training, etc.), Vlad has actively promoted EHS operational excellence and business continuity in the company.
He graduated from Far Eastern University-Manila, where he got his Associate Diploma in Health Science Education and Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree. He is an active member of the Philippine Nurses’ Association (PNA) and Occupational Health Nurses’ Association of the Philippines (OHNAP).
Vlad had undergone lead auditor courses in ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, and ISO/ IEC 27001, and had successfully passed the corresponding qualifying examinations. He has in-depth understanding and hands-on experiences in conducting Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Hazards Identification, Risk Assessment and Controls (HIRAC), and Risk and Opportunity Assessment (ROA), including EHS-related laws and regulations.
Ms. Mary Ann D. Victorio
Meann is a Bachelor of Science in Food Technology graduate of De La Salle Araneta University.
She has nine years of quality-oriented experiences in the food industry such as Food Safety Officer, Trade/Conformance Analyst, and Quality Assurance-Product Category Leader.
Meann has undergone the lead auditor courses in ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, and successfully passed the corresponding qualifying examinations. As one of the Senior Consultants in SMS, she is conducting training courses and documentations on the integrated Quality, Environment, Health and Safety Management Systems based on ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. She has hands-on experiences in conducting Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Hazards Identification, Risk Assessment and Controls (HIRAC), and Risk and Opportunity Assessment (ROA). She had completed the Basic Occupational Safety and Health (BOSH) Training and PCO Basic Course. She is also trained in ISO 22000/ FSSC 22000 Food Safety Management System, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), 5S, Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), HACCP, SSOP and proficient in Laboratory Testing Procedures, Basic Analytical Techniques, Quality Awareness and Product Handling.
Ms. Criselda R. Garcia
Cris is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Biology, Major in Microbiology at Central Luzon State University.
She is a microbiologist and has twelve years of quality-oriented experiences in various food manufacturing industry such as food and beverage production, dairy manufacturing and meat processing. She has gained experiences on ISO/IEC 17025 Laboratory Management System, ISO 22000/ FSSC 22000 Food Safety Management System, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP). She is proficient in Microbiological and Physico-chemical Analytical techniques, Quality awareness and product handling.
She is currently a Junior Management Systems Consultant. She has attended various trainings and hands-on experiences on ISO 9001 Quality Management System, ISO 14001 Environmental Management System, OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System, EHS-related Laws and Regulations, Internal Audit Course for QEHS, Environment Health and Safety (EHS) Hazards Identification, Risk Assessment and Control (HIRAC) and Risk and Opportunity Assessment (ROA). She has also completed the Basic Occupational Safety and Health (BOSH) Training. She has successfully completed the Lead Auditor Courses on ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 Standards.
Ms. Analyn B. Mejares
He is currently a Management Systems Consultant specializing on 7S Workshop, Root Cause Analysis Training and Six Sigma. He has hands-on experiences on ISO 9001 Quality Management System, ISO 14001 Environmental Management System, ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System, EHS-related Laws and Regulations, Internal Audit Course for IMS, EHSMS and QMS. He has completed trainings on the said areas and on ISO 13485: 2016 Interpretation and Application, ISO 9001: 2015 Internal Auditor Updating, Six Sigma Black Belt Training / Certification and Integrated QEMS Internal Audit Course. He has successfully completed the Lead Auditor Course on ISO 14001:2015 Standard.
Ms. Cirila S. Botor
Shirley is a Registered Chemical Engineer and a Master in Government Management graduate of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila. She is a Registered ISO 9001 Lead Auditor with the Bureau of Product Standards (BPS) and also a Registered ISO 14001 Lead Auditor with the BPS and the Philippine Environmental Auditors Registration Association, Inc (PEARA).
She is the former head of the Philippine Accreditation Office (now Philippine Accreditation Bureau) – DTI, and the Bureau of Product Standards (now Bureau of Philippines Standards). She is currently the Vice President of the Philippine Metrology, Standards, Testing and Quality (PhilMSTQ) Inc.
She is experienced in certification and marking of products (PS and ICC marks); having worked thirteen years in the Quality Assurance/ Standards Certification Division of the BPS, and eight years as Head of the Standards Development Division of BPS. She has also undergone various trainings on ISO 17025 and OHSAS 18001 management system standards.
Ms. Rowena T. Soria
Owee is a licensed Chemical Engineer and a Master of Science graduate in Chemical Engineering at the De La Salle University.
She worked as a Senior Science Research Specialist with the Metals Industry & Development Center (MIRDC-DOST) for over twelve years with a specialization on electroplating and metal finishing technology and in the operation of a chemical laboratory. She was the Environmental Management Representative (EMR) of the Center’s ISO 14001 management systems. As the EMR, she was mainly responsible in establishment, implementation and maintenance of the Center’s management systems, including its continual improvement. She was also actively involved in the establishment and implementation of the ISO 17025 management system of the Center’s Chemical Laboratory.
Owee has undergone various trainings on Electroplating, Metal Finishing, Pollution Prevention and Green Productivity Technologies for the metal industries, and on the ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 17025 and ISO 14001 management system standards.
She has worked as management system consultant since 2005 and has handled various industries, including power generation, water production and wastewater treatment, food processing, cement manufacturing, construction, and shipping and manning agencies.She has nine years of quality-oriented experiences in the food industry such as Food Safety Officer, Trade/Conformance Analyst, and Quality Assurance-Product Category Leader.